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Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to REPOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 REPOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful 

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

As we approach the winter months, St Mary’s Church is so grateful to Repower Balcombe for the generous £2,368.45 grant donation that was given in August 2022. The church will see the benefits particularly around the lychgate area and the steps leading out to the 

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

Whilst restrictions on social contact related to Covid were in place, we decided to focus on simplifying our Community Fund application process. Once launched on our website we were delighted when the Balcombe Parish Room management committee approached us for help in completing their conversion 

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

We are currently planning this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 11:00am on Saturday 9th April 2022 at the Bramble Hall, Bramble Hill, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6HR.  Refreshments will be available from 10:30am, subject to Covid.  If it manages to go ahead, 

Dissertation on Repower Balcombe

Dissertation on Repower Balcombe

ABSTRACT The UK’s acknowledgement of the global climate crisis has been manifested through a legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors. Residential emissions, particularly heating and transport, have proven very challenging to decarbonise under the current energy framework in 

Balcombe Fete 2021

Balcombe Fete 2021

Many thanks to everyone who visited our stand. We always welcome the opportunity to talk about the Co-Operative, our history, our achievements to-date and how people can help by becoming a REPOWERBalcombe shareholder.

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrid’s

Addressing climate change is not limited to reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels for energy by replacing them with renewable energy. We can also help by recycling. We are pleased to report that, with a grant of £1,247 from our Community Fund, we donated 

Annual Generation 2020

Annual Generation 2020

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020. The chart and the spreadsheet below are based on figures to be published 

Low Energy Fridges for Bentswood Hub Community Larder

Low Energy Fridges for Bentswood Hub Community Larder

With a grant of £900 from our Community Fund, REPOWERBalcombe are pleased to have been able to help Bentswood Hub obtain some new, energy efficient fridges and freezers to help to store donated frozen and chilled foodstuff. By choosing low energy appliances we can all 

Annual Generation 2019

Annual Generation 2019

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020, where it is too early for us to have annual generation figures. The 

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

Our 7th solar installation at G.W & G Bridges Ltd, Pease Pottage, was completed just a few days before the lock-down. Unfortunately commissioning, where we switch the system on, was delayed as the site was shut down due to social distancing regulations. However, we found